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Re: Subversion and lots of binaries..

From: Jonathan Soong <jon.soong_at_imvs.sa.gov.au>
Date: 2004-02-26 04:40:01 CET

>This is a bit of a silly question, but why do you need version control
>for mp3's? Do you expect them to change over time? Do you have the
>need to see what your mp3 collection looked like N months ago? Do you
>need to rollback changes?
>I'm trying to understand why you're not just using a big NFS or WebDAV
Mainly because we want a central place where all our friends can access
the files..

Have considered big shares, rsync, but CVS/SVN seemed to make the most

At the end of the day at work i can just 'svn add *', then 'svn update'
so anything i got during the day will be fixed up.
If we had a big NFS share and i downloaded the whole lot to my machine,
uploading new files is more manual and individuals' repositorys are more
likely to get out of sync with the central one...

Name changes etc can be handled, and say you have XYZ.mp3 but someone
has a better version of it, they can replace it and comment on it.. so
we can track who changed what and why..

Also, when you are on a new computer or are a new user you can just 'svn
checkout /xyz/abc' - so you can get a certain directory down easily...

I'm not sure if SVN IS the best way to go, it just seemed reasonable in
light of what we wanted to do - i would be open to suggestions on
different/better ways to do it..

I am considering writing my own diff program so that if just the ID2/ID3
tags of the MP3 changed, it woudln't require a complete upload of the
binary data..


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